Razer Blade 15 Mercury White Edition Gaming Laptop Debuts Alongside New Base Model
Razer has been making its powerful and thin Razer Blade laptop for years now with the original Blade debuting in 2011. The company has announced a new limited-edition version of the Razer Blade 15 notebook and a new base model to bring it into the reach of more computer shoppers.
The base model Blade notebook has dual storage configurations offered with a M.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch HDD providing both speed and large storage capacities. Both drives can be upgraded for more space if needed. Base model buyers get a single-zone RGB backlit keyboard that supports full key backlighting via Razer Chroma. Buyers also get a gigabit Ethernet port for wired connectivity and a bespoke heatpipe thermal management system.
Razer's base model Blade laptop has a CNC aluminum chassis, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics card, 8th Gen Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16GB of upgradeable RAM, and a 15.6-inch thin bezel 1920x1080 60Hz screen at a starting price of $1,599; a version with a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD sells for $1,799. The base model will launch October 10 in the U.S., China, and Canada; European and Asia-Pacific countries can get the machine starting in November 2018.
Fans looking for something different than the base model have a new Razer Blade 15 Mercury White Limited Edition to check out. The big change here compared to other Advanced models is the matte white finish with black USB ports and a non-illuminated tone-on-tone Razer logo. The normal finish on the Blade laptop is matte black, with green USB ports, and a green illuminated Razer logo.
Hardware for the Mercury White limited edition includes an 8th Gen Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, and a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz screen that covers 100% sRGB color space. GPU options include a GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics card with 6GB of RAM or a GTX 1070 Max-Q unit with 8GB of RAM. System memory is 16GB of DDR4, 2667 MHz RAM with support for 32GB max. Storage is via a 512GB PCIe SSD, and the machine supports up to 2TB of storage. The touchpad is glass, and the keyboard has per key RGB Razer Chroma lighting. This machine will sell for $2,199 for the GTX 1060 version and $2,599 for the GTX 1070 version.